Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

(4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • The viaduct has nothing exceptional but allows 1 hour AR and early morning to stretch legs and try to understand why this train was built and why it still works in the right season.
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  • For € 125,-- p.p. (nov. 2016) you go, after a long busdrive, by train in about 45 minutes only from San Antonio de los Cobres to the viaducto de la Polvorilla. There you wait 30 minutes and you can bu...  more »
  • Did the excursion from jumps in bus + train, there is that take is a tea of coca and also some candies already that it sltura is important, arrive to 4200 mts and are between that height and them 3700 of san Antonio of them receive, therefore there are possibilities certain of crowding the work is monumental, thinking that is made makes 90 years and with another technology and media is worth it penalty have it experience
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  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Vistas impresionantes!
  • Beautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.
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  • Photo - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.
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  • Incredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.
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